Persuasion and Politics Research
With a foundation in classical and contemporary theories, we analyze the evolution of strategies and tactics of persuasive communication across diverse fields of advocacy, including law, politics, journalism, organizations, public relations, and social movements in response to changing topics and technological capabilities and platforms.
Persuasion and Politics research in action
USC Annenberg faculty and doctoral student researchers discuss how language evolves to make meaning in an ever-changing world.
Robert Kozinets discusses his use of his netnography method to quantify social discourse into data that reveals insights about American politics.
The USC Center for Public Relations (CPR) connects businesses, agencies, academics, and students. Their mission is to advance both the study and practice of public relations through research, education, and innovation.
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy examines how government, corporate, and non-state actors engage foreign audiences to facilitate intercultural dialogue and understanding worldwide.
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